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Title: Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems: Molten Salt Energy Storage

With growing concerns in the production of reliable energy sources, the next generation in reliable power generation, hybrid energy systems, are being developed to stabilize these growing energy needs. The hybrid energy system incorporates multiple inputs and multiple outputs. The vitality and efficiency of these systems resides in the energy storage application. Energy storage is necessary for grid stabilizing and storing the overproduction of energy to meet peak demands of energy at the time of need. With high thermal energy production of the primary nuclear heat generation source, molten salt energy storage is an intriguing option because of its distinct properties. This paper will discuss the different energy storage options with the criteria for efficient energy storage set forth, and will primarily focus on different molten salt energy storage system options through a thermodynamic analysis
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Conference: International Youth Nuclear Congress,Burgos, Spain,07/06/2014,07/12/2014
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Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
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United States
42 ENGINEERING Energy Storage Criteria and Options; Molten Salt